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Fin

No, we’re not done.  We’re just starting year seven!  However, one band we review this week, is coming to an end.  We also discuss another that is not technically calling it a day, but it will be the end of the band as we know them.

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Revocation The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)
Dead Letter Circus Dead Letter Circus (Rise)
The NietzscheFinals. (Venona)

 

North Dakota
Grizzly Horse

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Defying Age

Two of the bands we cover this week have been around for quite some time.  In fact, your hosts have been following one of them for over half their lives! Sure, there are many more bands that fit that bill, but every now and then you just have that “when the hell did that happen?” moment.

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Reviews:
Amorphis Queen of Time (Nuclear Blast)
Sevendust All I See is War (Rise)
Fractal Gates The Light that Shines (Rain Without End)

 

Illinois
Scientist

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What’s Thick, Heavy, and Feels Oh So Good?

Answer – the production on 3/4 of what we cover this week.
Anyway, last week we previewed a new Trap Them song and then commented we can hopefully review the album soon.  Well guess what? We can and we did. In addition to that, we have (spoiler alert) another awesome album…and one that missed the mark worse than a Stormtrooper. The new Car Bomb song almost makes up for it though.

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Reviews:
Exalt The Shape You Took Before the Ache (Good Fight)
Trap Them Crown Feral (Prosthetic)
Of Mice & Men – Cold World (Rise)

First Impression:
Car Bomb – “Sets” from Meta out October 28th

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First off, I apologize for this first and likely only time we have the country-naming Manowar. Granted we don’t play a song, but still. Anyway, we have a full episode five album reviews with some jams for 60% of them. We also share and discuss a wide range of news from the sad to the unfortunate to the strange.

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Reviews: Alterbeast Immortal (Unique Leader); Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion (Sumerian); Manowar – Kings of Metal; Memphis May Fire Unconditional (Rise); Morbus Chron – Sweven (Century Media)

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…or is the Super Hog Day?  Whatever…today has something to do with a rodent and also SPORTS! Here at the ‘cast, however, none of that really matters since we’re just gonna talk about (and play) heavy music. In addition to our four album reviews this week, we also do a couple of First Impressions!  Been a while, hasn’t it?  Those surround a little chat about our feelings of At The Gate’s announcement of a new album and Tompa’s subsequent interview with Decibel.

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Reviews: Descend – Wither (Inverse); Of Mice and Men – Restoring Force (Rise); Periphery – Clear (Sumerian); Stuntman– Incorporate the Excess (Solar Flare)

First Impressions: The Haunted – “Eye of the Storm”; He Is Legend“Something Witchy”

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